[caption id="attachment_812683" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-812683" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Cheteshwar-Pujara-Virat-Kohli.jpg" alt="Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli" width="628" height="355" /> Cheteshwar Pujara (L) and Virat Kohli (AFP Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/niranjan-shah">Niranjan Shah</a> has expressed his disappointment at <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/cheteshwar-pujara/news/">Cheteshwar Pujara</a>'s exclusion from <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bcci">BCCI</a>'s top-pay grade. Pujara had a highly successful run in Test cricket last season including the Australia tour where his efforts with the bat saw India claim a historical 2-1 series win. <p></p> <p></p>Only three players have been awarded the A-plus contract which will see them draw a paycheck of INR 7 crore. Pujara has been kept in Grade A in which players are paid INR 5 crore annually. <p></p> <p></p>Shan, a former BCCI secretary said Pujara should have found a place in Grade A+. <p></p> <p></p>"It was disappointing not to see Pujara s name in A-plus list. It s highly unfair that Tests are not given importance by the CoA. After enjoying such a fantastic season in international cricket, Pujara deserved to be in the A-plus bracket," Shah was quoted as saying by The Times of India. <p></p> <p></p>PTI had quoted a BCCI official explaining the reason behind only <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/news/">Virat Kohli</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/jasprit-bumrah/news/">Jasprit Bumrah</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rohit-sharma/news/">Rohit Sharma</a> being awarded the top-grade. The official had said that only those who are a regular across the three formats are considered for Grade A+. <p></p> <p></p>Pujara only represents India in Tests with his last of five ODI appearance coming in June 2014. <p></p>Shah also took a swipe at how the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators was running the cricket board. "The way the CoA is running the game in India, the less said the better," he said.